More personalised learning

Peas in a pod (one is different)

Software: Blackboard

Aim: Release learning items based on certain criteria

Why: to create an experience more tailored to the needs of the individual learners

How: Blackboard has a function known as ‘adaptive release’ which allows you to release an item based on certain conditions such as

  • date
  • group membership
  • grade on another item
  • review status of another item

This means you can release different content to different students quite easily. To give a very simple example, adaptive release allows you to set it up so that if you have a test on unit 1, students who pass see unit 2 while students who fail must revise unit 1 again.

For the steps on how use adaptive release see pages 19-20 of the Blackboard Manual